26 year death row inmate sues Tom Corbett for Civil Rights violations

Graterford Prison inmate Robert L. Cook Jr. this month sued Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett and two other state officials, alleging Civil Rights violations. Cook has served nine years on death row unsentenced and 26 in solitary confinement. The claim construes this treatment as an attempt to force the plaintiff to abandon an appeal, plead guilty to first-degree murder and accept a sentence of life in prison without parole. Read More …

Corbettist education policy vs. PA cities

Current Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s ads say his administration has increased education support by $1.5 billion. Challenging gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf accuses Corbett of cutting education support by $1 billion during his first term. Both claims define “education support” selectively. How do these selections work? What do they mean?